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Solicitors at "growing risk of claims" for...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Aug 2019
There has been a sharp increase in the number of professional negligence actions arising from solicitors under-settling personal injury and medical negligence claims, according to a specialist barrister. Richard Beaty was featured on litigationfutures.com, explaining: “Publicly available and reliable market data for professional indemnity claims is scarce [but] there is growing perception amongst our insurer and professional clients that the under-settlement of personal and medical injury claims is on the rise.” Beaty added that the change in...

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in Employment Law on 3rd Jan 2020
The terms ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ are often used interchangeably when discussing unwanted behaviour in the workplace, but they are not the same thing. Harassment Harassment is specifically defined in the Equality Act 2010 and occurs when a person engages in unwanted conduct towards another person that has the purpose or effect of violating the second person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the second person. Crucially, in order for the unwanted conduct to be harassment, it must...

What to do if You’re Knocked Off Your Bike?

Posted in Vulnerable Road Users on 20th Dec 2019
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road accident whilst on your bike, this is a very shocking experience for anyone to endure. The body will go into self-preservation mode instinctively and shock takes over. Even if only minor injuries are sustained, this can still be the case. This happened to me last year, when I sustained a relatively minor injury on my bike with a commuting motorist. In these situations, it is very easy to forget to follow essential steps after a cycling accident has occurred. What are the essential steps to take,...

The Basics Of Contracts: Breach And Remedy

Posted in Civil Disputes on 19th Nov 2019
Breach and Remedy of Contracts In this series, James Spargo Litigation Executive (BA Hons, GCILEx) will look at the very basics of contracts. The Specters team are always happy to provide advice on all types of contracts. Often when we think of contracts, we think of lengthy documents in small print full of legal jargon. However, a contract can be as simple as exchanging money for a packet of mints in a corner shop. In such a case, you don’t even need to say anything to the shopkeeper, the mere fact of the exchange of goods for money is enough for...
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